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Theall, Louisiana

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Our Genealogy Helper for Theall ...

We have a couple of goals for our Gazetteer:

  • That it be a tool that can help us with planning our trips.
  • That it also helps us to understand the community in which our ancestors lived, the community that was part of their daily lives.

By learning about Theall (and the surrounding area) during the time that our ancestors lived, we hope to have a better understanding of both their community and its relationship to their lifes. We hope that this tool helps to give us an insight into their world.

As we add data and organize our Gazetteer to help with our family research, we will be adding to this, our Genealogical Helper for Theall. While we don't have information that is specific to any given person or family, we intend to expand our understanding about where and how people lived.

It's still very early in our research, but as we gather more information it will be added to this page.

Neighboring Parishes ...

When searching for family records, we have frequently made the mistake of not checking the neighboring parishes.

For example, we have great-grandparents who lived in the northeast corner of their home parish. During their lives, most hospitals and doctors were in the next parish to the east. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the parish to the north.

So when searching for records, we had our best success by looking in neighboring parishes instead of the parish in which they lived:  their home parish contained property and probate records; the parish to the east contained birth and death records; the parish to the north contained their burial records. If we hadn't included the neighboring parishes, we would have missed many valuable sources of information.

If you're in a similar situation, we hope that the following information helps.

Theall is located in Vermilion Parish.

The following parishes adjoin and form the boundaries of Vermilion Parish: Acadia, Cameron, Iberia, Jefferson Davis & Lafayette.

Below are the parishes that are near Theall. For each of these parishes, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Theall:

Vermilion     (The home parish for Theall)
  Perry   [Map]     NE   6 miles [9.7 km]<1>
  Intracoastal City   [Map]     SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Abbeville   [Map]     NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Kaplan   [Map]     NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Erath   [Map]     NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Delcambre   [Map]     E   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Andrew   [Map]     N   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Maurice   [Map]     N   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Gueydan   [Map]     NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Ebenezer   [Map]     N   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Morse   [Map]     NW   23 miles [37 km]
  Crowley   [Map]     N   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Rayne   [Map]     N   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Estherwood   [Map]     NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Egan   [Map]     NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Mermentau   [Map]     NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Ellis   [Map]     N   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Branch   [Map]     N   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Higginbotham   [Map]     N   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Evangeline   [Map]     NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Iota   [Map]     NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Avery Island   [Map]     E   18 miles [29 km]
  Lydia   [Map]     E   25 miles [40.2 km]
  New Iberia   [Map]     E   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Loreauville   [Map]     NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Jeanerette   [Map]     E   32 miles [51.5 km]
Jefferson Davis
  Lake Arthur   [Map]     NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Jennings   [Map]     NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Roanoke   [Map]     NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Milton   [Map]     NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Youngsville   [Map]     NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Duson   [Map]     N   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Broussard   [Map]     NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Scott   [Map]     N   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Lafayette   [Map]     NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Carencro   [Map]     N   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Stekey   [Map]     N   33 miles [53.1 km]
Saint Landry
  Cankton   [Map]     N   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Sunset   [Map]     N   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Grand Coteau   [Map]     N   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Lewisburg   [Map]     N   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Arnaudville   [Map]     NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Saint Martin
  Cade   [Map]     NE   23 miles [37 km]
  Duchamp   [Map]     NE   23 miles [37 km]
  Delacroix   [Map]     NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Keystone   [Map]     NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Saint Martinville   [Map]     NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Levert   [Map]     NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Banker Plantation   [Map]     NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Saint John   [Map]     NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Bankers   [Map]     NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Breaux Bridge   [Map]     NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Isle Labbe   [Map]     NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Parks   [Map]     NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
Saint Mary
  Cypremort Point   [Map]     SE   23 miles [37 km]
  Cypremort   [Map]     E   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Florence   [Map]     E   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Cote Blanche Landing   [Map]     E   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Glencoe   [Map]     E   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Bodin   [Map]     E   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Caneland   [Map]     E   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Baldwin   [Map]     E   39 miles [62.8 km]

For an expanded list of the communities that are closest to Theall, see our Parish-by-Parish Page for Theall.

Cemeteries Near Theall ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Theall.

This is a new section and is likely to have errors. If you find an error, such as a missing cemetery or we have the wrong name, please let us know. If you know of them, we would also appreciate learning about previous or alternate names.

If you click on the [Map] that follows each cemetery's name, a Google map will open showing a satellite view of the area where the cemetery is located. We have tried to place the cemetery in the center of the map, but we're still working on our data and the map might not not be centered properly. If you don't see the cemetery right away, try zooming-in. Usually, but not always, you can see the outline of the cemetery or some of the headstones.

If you need information about a burial or interment, photos, transcripts, how to contact the cemetery or local authorities, please visit our selection of Genealogy Websites (see below).

If not found below, our Cemetery List for Theall covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  E Briggs Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  E Mouton Cove Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Harrington Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Hebert Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Greene Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Suire Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Badon Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Le Maire Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Bancker Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  NE Perry - O'Bryan Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  N Nunez Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE St. Paul Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  ENE Landry Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Marceaux Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE St. Mary Magdalen Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  E Delino Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Broussard Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Marceaux Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  NNW Holy Rosary Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Trahan Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Petry Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Breaux Cemetery   [Map]     

Newspapers Published in Theall ...

An ongoing effort between the Library of Congress and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has resulted in the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP).

To share their results, the partnership has created the Chronicling America website. The goal of this partnership is to assemble a database about the current and historic newspapers of the United States. This includes a growing collection of scanned images from selected papers. All of it available to the public on their website.

Using information that we've taken from the Chronicling America website, we've identified 31 newspapers that have been published in the area around Theall.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Theall, there are papers which were published within 28 miles [45.1 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Theall.

Nearby Communities in 1895 ...

We've built the following list with information that came from an Atlas published by Rand McNally in 1895. The Atlas had details such as the population of the community (which appears to have come from the 1890 Census) and whether there was a post office and/or railroad service available. We also indicate if the community no longer exists and is now historic.<3>

While we didn't find Theall in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Theall.

These communities are listed based on their distance from Theall, with the one closest to Theall listed first.

Perry   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Theall
 - Perry had a post office and no railroad service
Henry   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East (E) from Theall
 - Henry had a post office and no railroad service
Abbeville   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Theall
 - 1895 population of 637 people (with 12,151 people in 2018)
 - Abbeville had a post office and no railroad service
Indian Bayou   [Map]
 - Located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the North (N) from Theall
 - Indian Bayou had a post office and no railroad service
Derouen   [Map]
 - Located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Theall
 - Derouen had a post office and no railroad service
Ridge   [Map]
 - Located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the North (N) from Theall
 - Ridge had a post office and no railroad service
Youngsville   [Map]
 - Located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Theall
 - 1895 population of 350 people (with 14,077 people in 2018)
 - Youngsville had a post office and no railroad service
Burke   [Map]
 - Located 23 miles [37 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Theall
 - Burke had railroad service and no post office

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Theall. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Theall in the 1890's.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we start with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These helpful websites offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to all and free to view - you should note that they might link to other websites which do charge.

To help you get started, the following links will take you to the pages that are relevant to Theall:

These websites are specific to Louisiana:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Website for the // Resources/

Not to be confused with the official state website, we've found the Digital State Archives website for the State of Louisiana to be a good source for additional links.

These pages are specific to Vermilion Parish:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby parishes:

Acadia Parish:     Cyndi's



Iberia Parish:     Cyndi's



Jefferson Davis Parish:     Cyndi's



Lafayette Parish:     Cyndi's



Saint Landry Parish:     Cyndi's



Saint Martin Parish:     Cyndi's



Saint Mary Parish:     Cyndi's




Cemetery Information and Directories for Louisiana:

Cyndi's List:   Cemeteries of Louisiana,
Cemeteries of Vermilion Parish
Cemetery Junction:   Directory for Louisiana   Cemetery Wiki for Louisiana
Find-A-Grave:   Home Page   Cemeteries for Louisiana, for Vermilion Parish

Of Special Interest ...

The GenDisasters website specializes in newspaper articles about tragedies and disasters. While it makes interesting reading all by itself, it should be of special interest to genealogists and family historians looking for people who were either affected by or directly involved in such tragedies.

Disaster Stories from Louisiana

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Louisiana

About Vermilion Parish

About Louisiana

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Theall. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of Louisiana:

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Theall) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Theall. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 29.8769, Longitude: -92.2171     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Theall have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website:

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<3>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Theall, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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